The Dream Scenario: You employer is paying for you to relocate for work
If your employer has offered you a position in which you will need to relocate for work, there is a good chance that they will offer some sort of monetary assistance in terms of helping you pay for the cost of hiring a long-distance or out of state moving company. Chances are that your employer will offer an average cost of hiring a moving company that will tip slightly lower than the average rate to hire a truly exceptional moving company. It never hurts to do some research and crunch some numbers, which means looking up moving companies and getting quotes, but if you find one that will cost slightly more than what you have been allotted from your company, you may be able to bring in your quotes to have your stipend increased. Keep in mind, your employer may pay for you to hire someone to transport your belongings but may omit coverage of loading and or unloading. You will just want to keep track of exactly what is covered by your employer, and what costs you will be responsible for. You will want to make sure that you keep any and all receipts related to your move, whether it be for the long-distance moving company, buying supplies or renting equipment.
The Old Standard: Bribe Friends and Family
While your friends and family may say that they are all in when it comes to helping you save a buck and offering up not only their time, weekends and evenings, but also their muscles! We all know the call, and it goes something like this, “Hey, are you busy this weekend? I’m moving and could really use some help or your vehicle… I’ll pay you in pizza and beer! So, what do you think, you in?!” We dread receiving the call for action. You dread it. Everyone dreads it. But, let’s face it, asking your family and friends to help you move will definitely be a cheap way to hire “movers” in Tucson. Just keep in mind that you can do more than just buy pizza and beer to repay your helpers. Gas gift cards for the people who have offered up their vehicles to help you move, and then knowing that should they need assistance at some point in the future, you will need to show up and help.
The Tough Call: Time vs. Money
Hiring a moving company may seem like the most expensive way to move, but there are things you should consider. It really comes down to what is more valuable, time or money. If you are in a time crunch trying to get out of one living situation and into another, or there is some opportunity that will only be around for a limited amount of time, it is worth every penny to hire a professional moving company. If you are looking to hire a local moving company in Tucson, there are a few that can provide you with a full-service move, meaning they come in and expertly pack all of your belongings, transport them to your new home and also unpack your items and then they will remove all of the packing materials – all in ONE DAY! Think about that – you could be completely moved out of one home and into another in the space of 24 hours, leaving you to focus on whatever it is that has you moving in the first place! If you happen to be moving long-distance, you can also hire a moving company, either full-service or self-service, but the important thing is that you have a professional transporting your entire life, and they will be able to insure your belongings just in case something happens. If you are moving long-distance, shipping your belongings will mean that you are free to fly to your new home whether is be Tucson, or anywhere else in the United States.
Regardless of what your personal situation is, it is always worth calling a few professional moving companies to get quotes. At the very least, you will be making an informed decision. At the very best, you will be able to hire a professional moving company that you can have faith in to make your relocation as stress-free as possible. If you would like to speak to one of our licensed professionals, please feel free to reach out to us at any time so that we can help you with any of your moving needs!